Artpop Talk

The Art of Pandemics: The Plague vs. Covid-19

January 19, 2021 Bianca and Gianna Martucci-Fink Episode 34
Artpop Talk
The Art of Pandemics: The Plague vs. Covid-19
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Artpop Talk
The Art of Pandemics: The Plague vs. Covid-19
Jan 19, 2021 Episode 34
Bianca and Gianna Martucci-Fink

This week we discuss the history of previous plague art versus contemporary works and experiences we are seeing in the midst of the Covid pandemic. Looking at the evolution of masks associated with diseases and the visual and written documentation of medical history, we can see how the Covid-19 pandemic compares to our understanding of past historical events.

Show Notes Transcript

This week we discuss the history of previous plague art versus contemporary works and experiences we are seeing in the midst of the Covid pandemic. Looking at the evolution of masks associated with diseases and the visual and written documentation of medical history, we can see how the Covid-19 pandemic compares to our understanding of past historical events.

Art News: Anicet Snack Bar at Pompeii
New York Times:
Savory New Finds at Pompeii
Los Angeles Times:
Bubonic Plague in Europe Changed Art History. Why Coronavirus Could Do The Same.
Daily Art Magazine:
Plague in Art
History of Medicine:
The Story Behind Greys Anatomy
Untapped New York:
Flatiron Plaza Art Installation Inspired by Social Distancing
Time:
Health Care Workers Around the World Are Sharing Bruised, Exhausted Selfies After Hard Days Treating COVID-19 Patients

Reference Images
The Citizens of Tournai, Belgium, Burying the Dead During the Black Death of 1347-52. Detail of a miniature from The Chronicles of Gilles Li Muisis (1272-1352), abbot of the monastery of St. Martin of the Righteous, Bibliothèque royale de Belgique, MS 13076-77, f. 24v.
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Paulus Furst of Nuremberg, Doctor Schnabel von Rom, 1656
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American Nurses Association, 2020
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Henry Vandyke Carter, Illustrations for Gray’s Anatomy, 1861
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Point of Action, designed by Studio Cooke John, Flatiron Public Plaza, NY, 2020